Ryan Blees Eighth at U23 World Team Trials

The U23 World Team Trials started as badly as possible for Bismarck native Ryan Blees.  Wrestling for the Southeast Regional Training Center based in Blacksburg, VA where he will enter his senior season for the Virginia Tech Hokies this season, Blees was pancaked and pinned by Wisconsin’s Cole Martin after taking a leg shot and…

Path To the Podium: Virginia Tech’s Ryan Blees

Entering the NCAA tournament as the twelve seed essentially means that a wrestler is set up to finish one match from the podium, and that is where Bismarck’s Ryan Blees finds himself entering his first NCAA championships this weekend.  Essentially, Blees needs to win one more match than the seeds predict to become an All…

Ryan Blees Knocks Off #6 Heilmann in Overtime

Over the last month, Ryan Blees has recorded a lot of wins for the Virginia Tech Hokies.  On Saturday evening in Blacksburg, he made his first big statement.  Blees upended #6 ranked Troy Heilmann of North Carolina 3-1 in Virginia Tech’s 21-9 drubbing of their ACC rival. Heilmann had the first major scoring chance on…